The 1975 Release Single ‘Somebody Else’ From Their Upcoming Second Album

Our favourite British heartthrobs, The 1975, have just premiered their latest single Somebody Else on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 on Radio One. The track comes off the bands highly-anticipated sophomore album, I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It which comes out on February 26th. In their second album, The 1975 have successful resurrected 80s beats, in a new and unbelievably fresh way. They shift through groovy, guitar riffs, abstract electronic production, and gushing pop tracks.

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The 1975’s Somebody Else brings back the group’s signature electronic sound evident in their debut album, in comparison to tracks like Love Me, The Sound and UGH! which followed a more pop sound. Somebody Else opens with distorted synths and Matt Healy’s melancholic vocals, which lyrically asks how they can move on from someone when they are still imagining them with ‘somebody else’. The atmospheric track is a perfect combination of indie rock and distorted, electro-pop with soundscapes similar to M83 and The Naked and Famous whilst sounding perfectly ‘The 1975’.

Along with an illustration of the lyrics in Somebody Else, the band also released an illustration which questions, ‘when did they get us believing POP should be devoid of meaning?’ The closing statement of the illustration says, “I know the fans upon this reading will find something worth believing,” so take what you will from the drawing and read it for yourself, below.

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Pre-order I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It on iTunes now, which will give you an instant download of Somebody Else, Love Me, The Sound and UGH!